"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 26 January 2009

Approbation

Approbation is an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval, sanction.
"Next morning Theobald and Christina arose feeling a little tried from their journey, but happy in that best of all happiness, the approbation of their consciences. "
Samuel Butler – “The Way of All Flesh”

1 comment:

  1. This must share the same root as approval?

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